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Trackmagic Reunion Recap – 2019

What can I say, this was a great day for myself personally. Not being a part of the “inside” group of Trackmagic was a fun perspective. Watching teammates of the past bond like they were just at the track together last weekend was a humbling experience.

The shit talking, the jokes, the stopwatches, the food, the smiles……… nothing sums up karting to me any better. I keep finding myself going back to the Trackmagic Owners Group facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1816255888667285/ just to relive the weekend. It also keeps me away from the outside drama some of the other sects of karting want to keep drudging up.

It is no wonder why tracks and race series have a hard time keeping members around to help out or to continue to promote our sport. Unnecessary drama that is just a huge waste of time.

Know what was missing at the Trackmagic BBQ…………… drama!

The BBQ was full of memories, a new Trackmagic chassis unveiling, a Tornado, and countless smiles and laughs.

Below are a number of interviews I was lucky enough to record from a number of the participants. The stories, memories, and even witnessing the looks on their faces as they retold their version of the Trackmagic history from their perspective.

Jason LaPoint, Kyle Martin, Landon Yee, Oliver Rowen, Gary Carlton, Joe Fong, Greg Yannazzo, Big Rich Bacchi, George Barros, and many others were on hand to celebrate and re-unite with each other. The unveiling of the new Limited Edition FV Trackmagic. Seeing some older karts that I remember tearing up the tracks in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. What a great weekend.

Watching the group grab their stopwatches when Gary Carlton hit the track. Watching the group scurry back to the pits when one of their own came off the track to find more speed. Watching people admire the new Trackmagic FV Chassis. Watching the Factory drivers stumble around as their bodies remind them of the years that have past.

I’m glad I was able to record this event. I’m glad Bob Iriks took the time to assemble a great group of guys. I’m glad each individual participant came out to support the event. I’m glad the air was filled with shifter engine noise all day long. I’m glad I came home with a HUGE smoked brisket.

I’m glad there is still hope for karting if others can manage to do the same thing for their personal group of karters. Someone told me last week, “If we all just got 1 person into the sport, it would double!” Events like this is how we get people into karting.

Photo Gallery – Photo Credits – Jeff Deskins – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2216296208663249&type=3

I appreciated to opportunity to be able to take part in such a great memory and weekend. To keep these types of events publicized and promoted, I appreciate any donations.

https://www.paypal.me/norcalkarters

Upcoming Karting Events in Norcal – Week of September 16, 2019

Question before I go into the upcoming events

In this podcast episode, I cover upcoming event in the surrounding Northern California area. I also asked a question.

Should I offer a separate episodes for race results from our local drivers and teams or roll it into these weekly upcoming event podcasts?

If I roll into the current podcast, they will be longer. Your feedback is appreciated.

You can comment on our facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/norcalkarters/ or anywhere you see this podcast shared.

Tonight I covered:

I have some events that I will directly link to a registration page or to a official page managed by one of their principles. To have your event highlighted, contact Norcal Karters for options. All karting events are listed for free with a basic listing.

I also frequently ask for support of the Norcal Karters project. We are accepting donations for the project that go directly into the bank to pay for webservices, subscriptions, equipment upgrades, and other background necessities. Our paypal link for donating is – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=MEexcD73jqdJORHJhBSkrphZVxpuUadTzpye9Xh8mEBuOf7HeuOTn1L1nFRBVdHQfOeGdW&country.x=US&locale.x=US

We also have an online store where we sell apparel and gently used racing tires at deep discounts. http://www.norcalkarters.com/store/apparel/ http://www.norcalkarters.com/retyre-karting-tires/

Recently, we reached a small milestone on our podcast. So thank you for listening, sharing, and supporting. If you have a guest related to the Norcal Karting scene that you would like to hear on our show, please contact us and provide contact details or ideas.

Thank you again.

Upcoming Norcal Karting Events – Week of September 10, 2019

Upcoming event in the Norcal Karting scene. We have a lot of good events coming up.
If you appreciate this podcast and would like to support our project, I am looking for a headline sponsor.

September 14-15 Sanzura Rok Sonoma
September 15, BlueMax Kart Club – https://bluemaxkartclub.wildapricot.org/events
September 16, GOLF FOR GO KARTS Fundraiser – https://golf4gokarts.ticketspice.com/golf-for-go-karts
September 28-29, TrackMagic Owners Group Fall BBQ at BMKC – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1816255888667285/
September 28 – 29, Streets of Lancaster
October 6, 2019 BlueMax Kart Club – https://bluemaxkartclub.wildapricot.org/events
UPDATE GOLD RUSH MOVED from Sept 21/22 to OCT 12/13 at Stockton
October 19-20 – Prairie City KartFest
October 19-20, Sanzura Rok Sonoma

All events can be found on NorcalKarters.com under our calendar section. If your event(s) are missing, please reach out to us so we can place you on our calendar. Basic listing events are free.

We are also looking for various sponsors for our podcast. A headline sponsor for our weekly updates, as well as special edition podcasts for special karting events.